Welcome to the Harbor Police Department!
The Harbor Police Department is a unique maritime law
enforcement agency focused on protecting the Port of New Orleans gateway, our
tenants, and the community. As we celebrate Maritime Month and National
Police Week, we are proud to reintroduce our specialized police force to the
community with our new website, enhanced social media engagement and other
In my first year as HPD Chief, I am proud of our
accomplishments as a department —the implementation of the body-worn cameras
for all our officers, the introduction of the Special Response Team, our
increased efforts in community engagement, and our robust recruitment and
training efforts. We are actively working to educate the public about HPD and
our role in protecting the working river front and our communities.
Looking ahead, we continue to look for talented people to
join our team. We are proud of our latest recruitment video which showcases our
divisions and provides an up-close look at our multifaceted team on land
and water. If you are interested in joining a law enforcement team unlike any
other, then HPD is the force for you.
Finally, I’d like to take a moment to recognize our
officers who go above and beyond to carry out the mission of HPD of protecting
our gateway and community. HPD’s motto is Honor, Pride, and Dedication, and our
team of brave officers embody that motto 24/7. We are proud of the work that we
do each day to ensure that one of the nation’s busiest ports is also one of the
Chief Melanie Montroll